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    Silly and serious sports at Office of Works sports day in London.

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    Office of Works Sports - Raynes Park, London.

    Silly races & contests as well as various real sports at the Office of Works sports day - late 1920s. Activities include running races; high jump; tug of war; women's 3-legged race and egg & spoon race; and a comic obstacle course race w/ young men crawling under tarp; jumping in sacks; blowing up balloons. Ends w/ CU prizes being awarded.

    Funny; wacky; etc. More on ON 339 C.

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    Film ID:
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    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1920 - 1929
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:50:34:00 / 01:53:51:00
    ON 331 F

Comments (1)

  1. Dom Ozza says

    I believe that he house that appears most in the footage is No.39 Somerset Avenue. You can also see cars on the newly opened Kingston by Pass (now the A3) in the back ground and also a train having just left Raynes Park station in the direction of New Malden.

    The houses in shot in the tug of war scenes are on Coombe Lane.

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